Category: Advice

  • What’s in your soap?

    A few weeks ago I was listening to an episode of the Rework podcast titled Lab Week. At [00:02:23] I heard this: We three live together and we just liked trying things out and one day we needed soap. We kind of looked it up and we’re like, well, how is soap made? And did […]


  • A debate between Matt M and DHH

    Recently REWORK podcast recorded and published a fascinating debate between the two people I admire and respect, Matt Mullenweg and DHH, about tech monopolies and the power of the open-source. I look forward to another show on Venture Capital and funding. Hopefully, they are able to record it sooner!


  • The enemy is within

    Many years ago I read this essay titled Why overachievers go down the path of self-destruction written by Subroto Bagchi. Although I am far from being an overachiever, that post has helped me become aware of some of the mistakes driven people make. It is probably one of the earliest materials from where I learned the […]


  • Twitter’s half-truth about its app settings

    Bill Bennett, a local technology journalist I respect, tweeted a CNN Business article about Twitter’s overzealous algorithm. That article quoted a Twitter spokesperson: … We will continue to work to improve our efforts here, and people always have the option of turning off our curation if they just want to see content from the people they […]


  • Reblog: Short Money Rules

    I feel like I am becoming tad wiser these days by reading Morgan Housel’s Collaborative Fund blog. This list of 29 Short Money Rules is one such gem I read on this blog today. A few rules that stood out to me: 21. Being nice to people is the easiest career competitive advantage. 22. Being […]


  • Three foundational skills everyone needs to get ahead in life

    Over the past few years, the following foundational skills have helped me shape my career. I am not going to perfect them anytime soon but I think I don’t have to. I believe these skills takes life-long practice and I really don’t want to get done with them. I think it would be silly of […]


  • Be part of future of work

    I will never stop learning. I won’t just work on things that are assigned to me. I know there’s no such thing as a status quo. I will build our business sustainably through passionate and loyal customers. I will never pass up an opportunity to help out a colleague, and I’ll remember the days before […]


  • Tips for living a creative life

    I found a post titled Fear is boring, and other tips for living a creative life which is apt for the creative challenge I am going through my life currently. Via the following tweet:


  • Three ideas I learned from Derek Sivers

    I learned three great ideas from Derek Sivers over the last couple of months. I am very grateful to Derek for the following ideas. Hell yeah or no. /now page. Mastering self and helping others. Hell yeah or no I came across Derek’s “Hell yeah or no” idea via Leo Babauta’s tweet. I instantly liked it […]


  • Understanding GTD

    If you are keen to get better at achieving your goals in the new year, I suggest you check the free Get Stuff Done online course on YouTube. This course teaches how to apply the famous GTD philosophy to our life. It was originally offered for a small fee but the nice fella, Tiago Forte of Skillshare has made it available for […]